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Salish Sea Sentinel | June 8, 2023

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Minister Miller, Chief Thomas meet at Halalt

March 30, 2020 |

By Edith Moore, Halalt First Nation 

Halalt Chief James Thomas brought up several issues beyond flooding during a meeting with federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller on March 3. 

The visit was prompted by the recent flood that happened in our community in the middle of the night … Read More

Volunteers assist with Halalt flood recovery

March 30, 2020 |

By Cara McKenna

Flood-damaged homes at Halalt First Nation were being cleaned out with the help of a team of volunteers as recovery efforts continue for the Cowichan Valley community. 

A group from Team Rubicon Canada visited Halalt on March 7 and 8 to help … Read More

Exhibit featuring colourful blockade banners opens in Vancouver

March 2, 2020 |

By Jen St. Denis

For months, seven painted banners languished in garbage bags in an RCMP evidence room as police considered pressing charges against 12 people who flew them while blocking oil tankers. 

Now the banners are on display at … Read More

‘This is not going to stop us,’ say nations after pipeline lawsuit ruling

March 2, 2020 |

Photo: TWN Chief Leah George-Wilson speaks about the ruling during a press conference Feb. 4.

By David P. Ball

The First Nations who sued to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say they’re “disappointed but not surprised” by a major … Read More

‘Plane of Reconciliation’ honours Indigenous veterans

March 2, 2020 |

Photo by Todd Peacey.

An airplane display that honours Indigenous veterans is now hanging at the Comox Valley Airport. 

The “Plane of Reconciliation” project is a replica First World War Nieuport Biplane that was donated by the late Captain David Freeman — a longtime pilot who wanted to commemorate Indigenous veterans. 

With … Read More

Klahoose looks to revamp tourism after Netherlands trip

March 2, 2020 |

Above: Klahoose Chief Kevin Peacey stands with employees Paul Muskee and Aleata Vanstone, who all travelled to the Netherlands for a tourism conference in January. Submitted photo.

After attending a major tourism conference in the Netherlands, Klahoose leaders are inspired to utilize … Read More

Hul’q’umi’num’ lessons focus on daily use of language

March 2, 2020 |

Above: Gary and Adam Manson, front, in a group shot with the language class.

By Julie Chadwick

Students of a Hul’q’umi’num’ language learning series gathered to practice their vocabulary and hear stories from Snuneymuxw Elder Gary Manson (Xul’si’malt) in the … Read More

Halalt canoe builder taught himself precise craft

March 2, 2020 |

By Cara McKenna

Walking into the warm light of his detached work shed, Garry Norris walks among about a dozen canoes, two of which are still being built. 

The workspace at Halalt First Nation smells of cedar, with wood chips lining the concrete … Read More

Lyackson artist working to revitalize Coast Salish stone carving

March 2, 2020 |

Above: Dylan Thomas (Qwul’thilum) works in his Victoria studio.

By Cara McKenna

Victoria’s Indigenous Artist-in-Residence is working to bring back Coast Salish stone carving, a craft that has previously been dormant for hundreds of years. 

Dylan Thomas (Qwul’thilum) was appointed … Read More

TFN breaks ground on new youth centre

March 2, 2020 |

Above: TFN Chief Ken Baird, right, stands with a group of youth who were witnesses for the event on Jan. 24. Photo by Adrian MacNair.

Tsawwassen First Nation has broken ground on a new youth centre that will provide a space … Read More